Swim England celebrates one year to go until the Commonwealth Games 20184 April 2017
Swim England is today celebrating one year to go until the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Queensland, Australia.
Working closely with Team England, we have already begun preparations for the Games. Last month we released selection policies for both the Swimming and Diving squads.
England had lots of success at Glasgow 2014, and played a part in the hugely successful Olympic campaign last year. Both the swimming and diving team managers have high hopes for next year.
Jane Nickerson, Swim England CEO, commented: “The Commonwealth Games is a great opportunity to showcase the best English swimming and diving talent.
“Over the next 12 months we will be supporting our athletes to provide the best training and coaching opportunities.
“We had a taste of what was to come at the National Diving Cup in February. Later this month we will see our swimmers in action at the British Swimming Championships as we kick off the national swimming domestic calendar.”
Qualifying for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Team England will be sending a team of about 600 athletes and staff to the Gold Coast next year. This will be England’s largest ever team at an overseas sporting event. The team will compete in 18 sports, including 38 para-medal events across seven sports.
The swimming squad will be selected based on swimmers’ international performances throughout the year, as well as their domestic performances at the British Summer Championships and the Swim England Winter Championships. Selection for the diving team will take place following the National Diving Cup in February 2018.
Support staff for the Team England Swimming and Diving squads are currently being selected. Grant Robins will act as the swimming Team Leader for England. British Swimming’s Alexei Evangulov will head up the diving support team.